Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (JISHS), established in 1908, is the scholarly publication of the Illinois State Historical Society, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and publishing the latest research about the Prairie State. The peer-reviewed Journal welcomes articles, essays, and documents about history, literature, art technology, law, and other subjects related to Illinois and the Midwest.
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Publications included in ISHS membership are the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society and the Society's popular magazine, Illinois Heritage. The ISHS membership period is from January 1 through December 31.
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Robert D. Sampson
Retired, Millikin University, Decatur
Illinois State Historical Society, Springfield
PO Box 1800
Springfield, IL 62705-1800
Book Review Editor
Timothy D. Draper
Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove
Editorial Advisory Board
- Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Terry Barnhart, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
- Robert I. Girardi, Civil War Round Table, Company of Military Historians, Chicago
- Greg Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb
- Kristin Hoganson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Matthew Holden, Jr., University of Illinois at Springfield
- Robert D. Johnston, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Theodore J. Karamanski, Loyola University Chicago
- Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College, Naperville
- Arthur Martin, Jenner & Block, LLP, Chicago
- Robert McColley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Kathryn J. Oberdeck, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Dominic Pacyga, Columbia College, Chicago
- Robert Paulett, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
- Shirley J. Portwood, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
- Barbara Posadas, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
- Touré F. Reed, Illinois State University, Normal
- Debra Reid, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
- Stacey Robertson, Bradley University, Peoria
- David W. Scott, Chair, Publications Committee, Illinois State Historical Society, Springfield
- Amy Tyson, Depaul University, Chicago
Mary Lou Johnsrud
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- Tenure dossier.
- Special workshops the author is moderating.
- Other requests to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- All PDFs will include a statement of copyright and a provision that the articles will not be photocopied, distributed, or used for purposes other than the terms agreed to by UIP.
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We welcome essays, articles, and documents about Illinois, or its Midwest region. Studies about literature, art, technology, law, or other subjects are also welcome.
Authors should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (University of Chicago Press) or imitate notes in this journal; use endnotes. Authors who desire illustrations should provide them; authors are solely responsible for obtaining any rights or permissions to reproduce. Articles average 12,000 words (including notes) but we have accepted articles from 4,000 to 15,000 words.
The journal prefers to work with electronic files of manuscripts. Please submit your manuscript via email to Dr. Robert D. Sampson, Editor, at email@example.com.
Send books for review to Dr. Timothy Draper; Book Review Editor, JISHS; Waubonsee Community College; Sugar Grove, Illinois, 60563; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles appearing in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society are abstracted and indexed in both Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life. The Journal is a member of the Conference of Historical Journals.
Neither the editors nor the Illinois State Historical Society assume any responsibility for statements, whether of fact or opinion, made by contributors. This Journal uses single-blind peer-review.
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Discovering the Lost Lake, Pimiteoui
Immigrant Culture and Community Conflict at Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago
William B. Sieger
Writing His Life During the Civil War: The Diary of James A. Mulligan
Daniel P. Kotzin
Slide Rules: Adults and Children on Chicago Playgrounds
A Missed Opportunity in the Catholic War on Poverty: Chicago's Archdiocesan Inter-Parish Movement
The Civil War Letters of Dr. Daniel Garrison Brinton, Surgeon in Charge at the US Army General Hospital in Quincy
Jonathan W. White; Michael Dwight Sparks
Conrad Seabaugh & Company: An Inside Look at an Illinois Hinterland Merchant